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A would-be stay at home mom working full-time as a teacher. I teach at my old Highschool, working side-by-side with my own teachers. I blog to keep the Texan grandparents updated and chronicle our life for future reference. (In other words, I don't have a real baby-book or diary.) Comments make my day. Thanks for stopping by! kimlepper at gmail.com

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Health Update

I realized the other day that I haven't given a health update on Samantha after all the testing. I've been a little gun shy posting this, as I don't want to jinx it.

Sam's last puking episode (that lasted all off 15 minutes) was May 8th.

All the tests done in May, and a few since then-- including getting a urine sample (which is lots of fun getting from a female one-year-old by the way)-- they all came back normal. The docs have asked over and over what had changed, as she is a perfectly healthy (albeit small) 14-month-old now.

The only thing we can come up with is that we moved.

Our apartment always had a dead animal/dirty diaper smell to it whenever it got hot outside, and about once a week there was a funky smell outside. My dad says many places will put down new carpet, but not new padding underneath. The odd thing is, this was one of the nicer complexes in town.

I guess we'll never know.

In similar news, since May she's gained 2 lbs (amazing how quickly you can gain weight when you aren't puking). Within 4 days of learning to crawl, Sam picked up on sitting up, pulling up to stand and cruising furniture. She quickly added climbing to her tricks as well. Such talents have lead to a steep learning scale for us too. The coffee table, kitchen table, couches, chairs, and drawers are no longer safe to store stuff. Outlets, stairs, wires, trashcans, doors and dog food are all suddenly very interesting (boy I was spoiled not needing to worry about this stuff for over a year).

She's a very happy baby now, and it brings tears to my eyes to see her exploring and being independent.

It brings a totally different type of tears to see what she's getting into and how long it takes her to fall asleep now (she's pulling up to stand now, remember), but let's focus on the positives here:

My baby is HEALTHY!!


Mammasita said...

I am so glad to hear that Sam is doing so well, and that you are getting your dose of baby proofing! It is amazing what they can find and how quickly.

Megan said...

That's FANTASTIC news!!! I can't believe it all coincided with the move...how crazy.

I'm so happy for you! :-)

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